Our Lady of Mercy Primary School is a co-educational, multicultural school catering for children from Kindergarten to Year 6. Our school continues the work of the Sisters of Mercy by living our school motto of “Integrity and Gentleness”.
Our Lady of Mercy Primary School operates under one Teaching and Learning Philosophy to ensure consistency in all subject areas. The school uses elements of Explicit Direct Instruction in the core areas of English and Mathematics. An Inquiry approach with an integrated curriculum program, is highly encouraged in the learning area of HASS and other associated Science and Humanities subjects. All content taught aligns to the Western Australian Curriculum. Information Communication Technology is embedded into all learning areas with a wide range of resources available to staff and students, including data projectors, Macbooks, iPads and robotics. Digital Technologies has been a strong focus in recent years which has encouraged staff competency and confidence. Intervention programs for English include; Minilit, MacqLit and Reading Recovery. ACARA has identified OLOM as having demonstrated substantially above average gain in NAPLAN in 2015, 2016 and 2018. As stated by ACARA, gains of this magnitude are significant and worthy of highlighting and acknowledgment.